100% NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL FRANKINCENSE STEAM DISTILLED FROM THE
RESIN OF THE STEM OF THE BOSWELLIA CARTERI TREE. This earthy, warm oil is pre-diluted in a base
of grape seed oil and is lovely when mixed with your favorite face or body
cream. Pure Frankincense Essential Oil from NOW is divine all on its own, but also mixes
nicely with clary sage, lavender, patchouli, pine, rose, sandalwood,
tangerine, and ylang ylang. Did you know that Frankincense has been a highly valued essential oil for many years,
historically believed to have the ability to rid evil sprits from the sick
and purify the body. Today, Frankincense is praised by aroma therapists for
its unique calming and meditative properties. Used in a diffuser, added to a
bath or just inhaled on its own, Frankincense encourages a state of
relaxation and tranquility. [LIQUID]
For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefully dilute with
a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil
prior to use.
Pre-diluted and can be mixed into face &
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Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Fun fact: Frankincense can grow without soil.
Frankincense was one of the gifts given to the baby Jesus from the three
Magi. People often wonder why this is so, after all, isn't it just a nicely
scented tree? Actually, at one time, frankincense was valued as highly as
gold. It was held in this high regard for thousands of years. Frankincense
not only had many healing properties, but was also burned to rid the sick of
evil spirits, and to purify body and soul. Because of its ability to slow
down and deepen the breath, frankincense helps to keep prayer and meditation
focused. Unsurprisingly, the Egyptians used it in the embalming process, but
surprisingly they used it in cosmetic face masks as well. Today,
frankincense is as highly valued by aromatherapists as it was in days of
yore. With benefits that take care of both external and internal problems,
it truly is worth its weight in gold.
Mixes well with: Bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, geranium,
grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, myrhh, neroli, orange, patchouli,
pine, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, and ylang ylang.
Parts used: Oleoresin.
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
What are essential oils?
Essential Oils are the naturally occurring volatile oils obtained by steam
distillation or cold pressing (expression), having the characteristic aroma
of the plant part from which it was derived. These 100% pure oils are
"neat", meaning they have not been processed, diluted or manipulated in any
way with solvents or other additives. Although a particular species of plant
harvested and distilled for its essential oil during a particular growing
season in a specific region may produce a fragrance that differs from the
same species grown in a different region, many of the main chemical markers
and physical specifications may be very similar.
NOW's citrus fruit essential oils are 100% cold pressed. Our other essential
oils are typically 100% steam distilled.
Do essential oils have a grading system to tell me which is better?
There is no official grading system that grades essential oils as A, B, C or
Therapeutic grade. All NOW 100% pure essential oils are accurately labeled
as such and are the highest purity and quality available.
Are NOW essential oils pure or do they have anything added to them?
All of our 100% pure essential oils are labeled as such. We also sell
clearly labeled oil blends that are formulated with essential oils or
absolute extracts and another oil as a base, usually pure grapeseed oil.
Natural Essential Oils by their very nature will vary slightly from season
to season. We allow nature to take its course and do not add isolated
compounds to the oil to try to standardize the naturally occurring
variations of a particular oil. We take both the organoleptic (sight, smell
and taste) and chemical properties into account when selecting and testing
NOW essential oils.
What are NOW's criteria for testing essential oils?
Our Quality Assurance and Quality Control departments adhere to
specifications used by the Essential Oils and Flavor Industry and published
in The Essential Oils by Guenther, as well as Fenaroli's Handbook of Flavor
These texts, as well as other sources of scientific information, detail
specific physical and chemical properties of a particular oil. A partial
list of the components that we analyze include Specific Gravity, Refractive
Index, Optical Rotation, Flash Point, Infrared Absorption (as published in
FCC), Solubility, Taste/Odor, Color/Appearance, Heavy Metals and Predominant
Active Chemical Components.
Our in-house laboratory employs state-of-the-art analytical equipment that
allows us to perform highly specialized analyses, such as Gas Chromatography
and Infrared Spectrometry. We use our own analysis results to confirm
specification sheet results and certificates of analyses received from 3rd
party outside laboratories and vendors. As always, when it comes to
Essential Oils, individual practitioners and consumers will decide for
themselves which variety of a flower or leaf produces the essential oil that
best suits their particular need. With NOW 100% pure essential oils, you can
be assured that you have the real thing.
NOW Foods is committed to offering the purest and most potent natural
Essential Oils available.
How does it work?There are two proposed mechanisms. The first follows the theory that the
aroma of the oils have a direct influence on the brain. Through the
olfactory system, our nose, the aromas travel to the limbic system of the
The limbic system is involved in various functions in the body such as
emotional responses, memory storage and hormone regulation. It also plays a
role in sensory perception and motor function, as well as olfaction, the
sense of smell.
Another theory is simply that, just as plants and herbs have medicinal
properties, essential oils made from the same plants and herbs have
pharmacological effects, as well. This theory relies on the ability of the
scented oils to be absorbed through the skin and exert their medicinal
effect on deeper bodily processes that way. These two mechanisms support the
argument that the oils can be, but do not necessarily have to be applied on
the skin to achieve their healing goals.
Aromatherapy offers treatment for a wide range of health concerns. It is
commonly used for the treatment of mental emotional issues such as
depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia and lack of concentration. It
has been used in the treatment of chronic concerns, such as respiratory
conditions, muscle and joint pain, and overall weakened immune system. It is
also helpful in the case of acute nausea, exhaustion or headache.
Aromatherapy is a well known treatment for low libido and overall stress
reduction. There are sadly few scientific studies to prove the effectiveness
of Aromatherapy as medicine, simply because it is a difficult area to study
as the treatments are designed for individual use.
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